The Performance Of Six Linux Distributions On The HP Dev One
Those wishing to look at all of the benchmarks carried in full along with the associated CPU RAPL/PowerCap power consumption and CPU core temperature reporting for each of the benchmarks carried out can see this result page for the entire data-set.
Above is a look at the CPU power consumption over the entire span of benchmarks conducted. There wasn't much change between Linux distributions with the exception of Clear Linux. While Clear Linux defaults to the performance governor, it also spent time in lower power states comparatively more than the other tested Linux distributions. Clear Linux does carry patches tuned for power-savings too for keeping the CPU running efficiency and maximizing the turbo potential of the system. With its performance governor on Clear Linux the peak CPU power consumption was noticeably higher than the rest.
Likewise here is a look at the CPU core temperatures over the entire span of benchmarks carried out. Fedora Workstation tended to run slightly hotter than the other Linux distributions and with some performance outliers (slower) as noted earlier in the article.
Lastly is a look at the geometric mean of all the benchmarks carried out where they successfully completed on all operating systems under test. Obviously just the raw performance is being looked at and not the power/thermal results here. Pop!_OS 22.04 was right inline with the performance provided by openSUSE, Fedora Workstation, and Ubuntu 22.04 on the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U powered HP Dev One. Arch Linux in its default configuration from Archinstall was noticeably slower than the rest. Intel's Clear Linux meanwhile offered around 13% better performance overall than the other Linux distributions thanks to its aggressive default performance tuning, extra patches, and other optimizations.
Thanks again to HP and System76 for supplying the HP Dev One review sample to Phoronix to allow all of this additional testing to happen. Learn more about this Linux laptop at HPDevOne.com.
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